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Mike M (mtwarden) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Montana
About Me Colin Chapman "Simplify and add lightness"
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All Forum Posts by Mike M

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: belt
Dave +1 Mike -1 :)

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
January 06, 7:19am

Re: Re: Re: re: belt
thanks for posting that, I would have guessed the hipbelt to be lighter and I would have been wrong :)

In GEAR » Anybody tried the Exped Lightning 45 and 60
January 05, 8:35pm

Re: Re: repairing hypalon tear in decking snowshoes
thanks Ken, the tears are on the edge and moving towards the frame- I took a sail needle and some 24 gauge stainless wire and "sewed" the tear and then covered it up liberally w/ Gorilla ...

In Winter Hiking » repairing hypalon tear in decking snowshoes
January 05, 7:18pm

repairing hypalon tear in decking snowshoes
I've got two tears in my Atlas shoes, found out they don't warranty decking- any suggestions on repair?

In Winter Hiking » repairing hypalon tear in decking snowshoes
January 05, 7:08am

Re: Re: Re: two bags is my limit
Stephen- I agree, if you're doing a lot of overnights in -0 weather it's better to bite the bullet and get a dedicated winter bag; if it's only occasionally- a 10-15 degree bag and a 30...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
January 01, 11:25am

Re: two bags is my limit
two "bags" as well, one actually a quilt (Palisade) and a 15 degree Helium- the Helium is used most often for winter outings- w/ my down parka, pants and booties I can comfortably sleep ...

In Winter Hiking » What's your winter bag temp rating?
January 01, 9:54am

ATT v Verizon
yeah, not sure if it's accurate or applicable, but at least one article I read thought they were different in their configs- I can't recall the exact details, but eluded that w/ the newer i...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 31, 7:38pm

Re: Results are in!
cool beans! just when my mind was made up for the S5, back to the drawing board :) out of curiosity are on Verizon, ATT, other? several of the other things I've read is that Verizon has ...

In GEAR » it's been a couple of months now, feedback on iphone 6 use in the backcountry? 6 vs 6 plus?
December 30, 8:31pm

screw shoes vs microspikes
when there is a little ice and packed snow I use screw shoes for running, when the ice becomes more prevalent I switch to microspikes, if it's very icy there is no comparison- microspikes rule ...

In GEAR » Winter Traction Device???
December 30, 8:18pm

Re: run times
did a little more digging- 200 hours @ 4 lumens and 8 hours @ 80- not too shabby at all :)

In GEAR » New Black Diamond Ion headlamp
December 29, 6:52pm

All Reader Reviews by Mike M

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Petzl e+LITE
I thought I had added my review earlier on this lamp, but hadn't :) I've been very impressed w/ this diminutive lamp- if you're looking for a lamp for hours of night travel- this isn'...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
October 25, 12:08pm

Black Diamond Carbon Cork
@ 16 oz (pair) these are certainly heavier than some of the UL offerings, but still relatively light the FlickLock is about as solid of a adjustment as I've seen for trekking poles- I'm sur...

In Trekking Poles
October 18, 4:19pm

ULA Ohm
not sure why it's listed with the frameless packs, while not a robust frame- the carbon fiber/derlin frame is certainly a frame and definitely helps w/ the load capacity of this pack anywho- th...

In Backpacks - Frameless
October 13, 5:17pm

Montrail Sabino Trail
My first pair are over a year old now w/ ~ 500 backpacking/trail running miles- there is some light fraying here and there, but overall are still in very good condition. I've never had a hot spot...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:23pm

Dirty Girl Gaiters
I'd probably go 4.5 just because of the needed velcro, but I like these enough I wanted to round up. They are breathable, they are light and they do a great job of keeping stuff out of your sho...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
September 10, 5:11pm

Osprey Talon 22
double post- whoops :)

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:26pm

Osprey Talon 22
The Talon is a very full featured pack, that carries like a dream (w/ reasonable loads). I use it for snowshoeing day trips and it swallows up the gear- shovel, bivy, down parka, etc I love the be...

In Backpacks - Frameless
January 03, 7:22pm

Wet Fire Fire Starting Tinder
I'm a little redundant w/ fire starting stuff (boy scout in me I guess)- the wetfire tinders are my "if I absolutely need to start a fire" tinder. they will even burn in water or on sno...

In Miscellaneous Products
December 14, 7:49pm

Smartwool Beanie
my Smartwool beanie makes into both my day pack and multi-day trips, light weight, warm, takes up almost no space- I don't go anywhere w/o it going on two years and it still looks/fits great

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 20, 8:47pm

Moosejaw the company
I've made numerous transaction with moosejaw and they have always been smooth and hassle free. their staff is knowledgable and they frequently have the best prices on gear I do have one smal...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 30, 7:00pm